The people who make D4D happen have extensive experience volunteering and helping others. Several of us volunteer with Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, visiting with patients and their families. Bob Shea is regularly asked by Rainbow to speak to new … Continue reading →
The Christopher Reeve Foundation’s blog published an informative and helpful article about D4D this past week. The Foundation’s website is a great place for those dealing with paralysis to learn about resources, ask questions, and join in discussions. … Continue reading →
The Catholic New World, which covers the Archdiocese of Chicago, has published a wonderful article on Devices 4 the Disabled. The paper’s reporters were on hand as we opened our new distribution site at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd St., Chicago.
Thanks to Matthew Casselman, shown here dropping off a scooter, two wheelchairs, and other equipment at our storage space. He donated to D4D in honor of his “favorite mother-in-law,” Frances Sullivan, who used the equipment before she passed away. … Continue reading →
Our founder, Ed Kane, said this yesterday: “The disabled population is invisible. The years I used to ride my scooter downtown, I was amazed that I was the only one doing that. There are hundreds of thousands of people in … Continue reading →
D4D board member and co-founder Bob Shea spoke last Saturday at the annual conference of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice & Palliative Care Association. Bob gave a patient’s perspective on experiencing pain associated with … Continue reading →
Devices 4 the Disabled is excited to announce the opening of its second distribution center for Durable Medical Equipment. The center is located at the Father Gary Graf Center, a social service agency operated by Most Blessed Trinity parish, 510 10th St., Waukegan. The center provides comprehensive services for immigrants and refugees in Lake County including English, computer, and other classes as well as legal and financial assistance. The center reports that in 2014 more than 64,000 Lake County residents were living in poverty and more than 68,000 were at risk of hunger. Last Friday we delivered two Hoyer Lifts, two walkers, and a variety of wheelchairs to the center’s director, Sister Kathleen Long. Sister Long is pictured here with Bob Shea. The sign is a thank you shout-out to Brad Edwards and Wendy Widom of CBS-TV.
D4D is excited to announce a new partnership with Am Shalom, a Reform congregation in Glencoe. Am Shalom will serve as a collection point for equipment donations. If you live on the North Shore or in the surrounding area, consider … Continue reading →
Devices 4 the Disabled recognizes the most generous donation we have received–$35,000–from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.